NV Guiraud Imperial Set (1996/1998/2002)

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 187ML
  • WA 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for Guiraud Imperial Set (1996/1998/2002)

WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
<strong>1996 Guiraud</strong> One of the stars of the vintage for Sauternes the 1996 Guiraud offers a sumptuous nose of tangerine fruit intermixed with caramel and buttered corn. The wine displays a deep... <strong>1996 Guiraud</strong> One of the stars of the vintage for Sauternes the 1996 Guiraud offers a sumptuous nose of tangerine fruit intermixed with caramel and buttered corn. The wine displays a deep golden color and striking flavors of Chinese black tea marmalade honey and citrus. The powerful yet elegant flavors remain in the mouth for a significant period of time. While this wine is traditionally a blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Xavier Plantey the estate's manager told me that there is nearly 45% Sauvignon Blanc in the final blend of the 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2005
<strong>2002 Guiraud</strong> Full medium yellow. Pineapple and sexy barrel notes on the nose. Big rich dense and powerful with penetratingflavors of pineapple and ripe yellow peach. Shows a hint of... <strong>2002 Guiraud</strong> Full medium yellow. Pineapple and sexy barrel notes on the nose. Big rich dense and powerful with penetratingflavors of pineapple and ripe yellow peach. Shows a hint of sauvignon pungency without going at all herbaceous. Firmly built and long. An impressively fat and young 2002 that should age well.